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The Bible is chock-full of examples of other men gathering together and calling on each other to do the things that they do as they imitate Christ. So, we, too, have opportunities each day to surround ourselves with Godly men who set the kind of example in their walk that we need.
Men came from all over to attend Versus, and God put them there for a reason. He used Versus to call men to determine the next steps to grow in their faith. Or, maybe even to call men to Himself for the first time. There was such a response to the message that was shared that dozens of men walked down in front of the crowd to announce their acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Savior of their life. Seeing other men and hearing the stories they shared of the struggles and victories they’ve had in Christ is powerful. It’s something that can happen in everyday conversations.
As Tim Tebow stated, he has a platform, and, rather than use it for selfish desires, he chooses to use it for the glory of God. We know that Scripture tells us the things of this world will return empty. So, in examining your life in this context, what is your purpose?
Like many men, do you find you identity in your job, money, or success? When you do that and something happens to throw that off-kilter, it can feel like your whole world is crashing down. That’s why we are told to seek first the kingdom of God.
So, what are the next steps after Versus?
- Don’t Go Alone – You may not know it, but there is power in walking with other men. Oftentimes, it isn’t until you have community that you realize how much stronger your walk can be than it is on your own.
- Take a Habit Inventory – Look where you are devoting your time (e.g. social media, sports, Netflix, etc.). What spiritual habits are you practicing, or could you practice, instead?
- Spend Time with God – Be in the Word and in prayer – everyday. Not because you have to, but because you get to. We have an opportunity and are equipped to handle the things of this life by a God who loves us and wants to spend time with us. Take full advantage of this one-of-a-kind relationship.
If you don’t know where to start, we’ve created a unique curriculum you can find below. Find some men to go through it with you and learn about the Weapons of War that God provided to help us in the battle.